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Dead dogfish sharks wash up on New Jersey beaches, officials say

About 60 dead spiny dogfish sharks have washed up on beaches in New Jersey over the weekend, according to the state's Division of Fish and Wildlife.

About 60 dead spiny dogfish sharks have washed up on beaches in New Jersey over the weekend, according to the state's Division of Fish and Wildlife. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA)

About 60 dead spiny dogfish sharks washed up on beaches in New Jersey over the weekend, according to authorities.

The cause of the deaths is still unknown, but New Jersey’s Division of Fish and Wildlife (NJDEP) said it is likely a natural incident, the Press of Atlantic City reported.

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A picture of some of the dead sharks was posted on Twitter Monday.